1st Edition. Bradt Publications. 144 pages. From the signpost in a park in Chengdu, China that instructs passers-by, 'Please do not feed the fishes with your private,' to Kanab, Utah's speciality beer, Polygamy Porter ('why have just one?' asks the label), Weird World celebrates the bizarre, the hilarious and the frankly unfortunate sights to be found on our very strange planet. Compiled with Wanderlust magazine - whose readers have contributed their more outlandish observations from across the globe - it's divided into seven sections: food and shopping, people, art and architecture, transport, wildlife and the natural world, signs and menus, and just plain odd. Blending a mixture of photographs and captions, it's a joyfully wacky compendium of the quirky side of travel. ? Unique images taken in over one hundred countries by the intrepid readers of Wanderlust (circulation 37,000) ? The stories behind an array of worldwide images bring the pan-global weirdness vividly to life.
Transitions Abroad Publishing. 387 pages. Size 8?"x11". This guide presents so many possibilities for overseas adventures, that it will have you dreaming for days. There are thousands of listings that include dates, prices and contact information. You'll learn about foreign volunteer programs, language studies abroad, guidebooks and travel opportunities ranging from cycling In Ireland and sailing in Jamaica to trekking South America or helping to preserve a rain forest. It also includes information for seniors and disabled travelers.
Seven Hills Books. 200 pages. Size 6"x8". For anyone thinking of buying a home in another country, here is essential information to help with the purchase of the home. A foreign buyer can often get caught in a see of red tape, but the author takes the worry out of dealing with the bureaucracy with clear-cut instructions on how to seek, buy and develop property. The book deals with mortgages, taxes, and where to get financing and insurance. Vital information is also included on how to select a real estate agent, and how to deal with utility companies. Whether a buyer is seeking a mansion, villa, farmhouse, town house or apartment, a vacation or permanent home, this guide will help to make dreams come true.
Harper Collins Publishers. 272 pages. Size 5?"x9?". Organized by island and port, the way people really explore, this guide features: detailed color maps and illustrations keyed to the entries; color-coded entries to distinguish restaurants, hotels, shops, parks, and sights; restaurants rated by price and quality; notes on history and architecture; bite-sized bits of information and impeccable design; a "Bests" section with recommendations by locals and well-known frequent visitors; Websites and e-mail addresses; exceptional user-friendliness of format.